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Purging small objects from a DWG drawing - PurgeSmall.

A - answer With the freeware utility PurgeSmall you can remove all small (perhaps unimportant, too detailed) objects from your drawing in one go, e.g. before submitting the DWG. Specify the limit size and PurgeSmall will delete all objects smaller than this size, including empty objects (zero lines, space texts) and including small objects nested in blocks. It considers the bounding box of each object.

Always work with a copy of the drawing, do not use PurgeSmall to clean up your "source" drawings. You may inadvertently delete various auxiliary "infopoint" objects and invisible entities needed for various AutoCAD extensions.

Download PurgeSmall from the Download page, load it with the APPLOAD command and run it by typing the PURGESMALL command.

Specify the minimum allowable dimension. The application then deletes all objects whose dimension in any direction (XY or XYZ) does not exceed the specified size. This removes e.g. embedded details from the drawing.

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See also:
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Tip 13305:Where can I find the icon to run Civil 3D 2023 as AutoCAD?
Tip 13228:DWG or DXF file exported to/from Fusion 360 has incorrect size (scale, 10x larger/smaller).
Tip 13227:Reference Explorer - quick analysis of your project or assembly (file size, xref errors).
Tip 13091:3DSolSz - list of dimensions of selected 3D solids.

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